Mother Courage and her Children – ON THE RADIO!

Mother Courage and her Children


To all of you who have stood with us through the “dark days”, we offer up this gift:

Irondale’s Radio Mother Courage and Her Children will be available for your personal enjoyment this holiday from November 24th until December 5th. (Scroll to the bottom of the page to listen)

Turn down the lights, pour yourself a cup of holiday cheer, and visit or revisit one of the great works of modern theatre interpreted by one of America’s oldest ensemble theatre companies.

And get ready for the LIVE production, on stage opening June 9th, 2022 at The Space at Irondale.

Hear it, imagine it and then see it. A feast for all lovers of theatre!

Family tragedy, cutthroat economics, and power that wants nothing but more power. Spice it with classic vaudeville, German comedians, and American Screwball films of the 1930s and ’40s. The play defies genre and acting style, and it changes course on a dime.

Brecht like you’ve never heard it!

This is the first production of the “Sunday Afternoon Salon”. A group of Irondale actors, directors, and designers with an accumulated 183 years of working, playing, or just hanging out together who meet each Sunday afternoon to do just that.

The Radio Mother Courage is an audio play that you can enjoy from home. The play is presented in three parts – listen to the whole show in one evening, or spread them out.

We highly recommend that you use earphones or ear pods to get the optimal audio experience as you listen to this play.

Mother Courage and Her Children, Part III of Irondale’s Brecht in Exile series.

November 24 – December 5 | Radio Play

Enjoy this holiday gift from our family to yours!

Written by Bertolt Brecht
Directed and Adapted by Jim Niesen
Translated by John Willet
Original Music by Sam Day Harmet
Sound Engineer: Jeff Lunden
Stage Manager: Jacqueline Joncas
Stephen Cross
Joey Collins
Vicky Gilmore
Michael-David Gordon
Terry Greiss


What they Say

To play together we must learn to speak each other’s language. And by playing together we begin to break doI just saw Irondale’s production of Brecht’s Galileo. Riveting theater in an amazing space! A terrific show- science and facts under fire- stellar acting and great live music!wn insecurities we may have that come from not understanding. We can actually teach each other in a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere—an atmosphere of joy, play and healthy competition.

Google ReviewerAudience Member

Fabulous! See it!

Jeff MarkerAudience Member

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